Best Darn Mac & Cheese ~ So Good!

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By
@1lovetocook1x

This is the best Macaroni & Cheese we've ever eaten...ones in the past that I've had, have been gritty, once the cheese starts cooling...not this one, it stays creamy, until your last bite...such a great comfort food...good luck trying not to go back for seconds...it's that good!

Enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4 - 6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
cooked macaroni, al dente
3 Tbsp
butter
3/4 - 1 c
panko bread crumbs
4 Tbsp
butter
4 Tbsp
flour
2 c
milk
1/2 tsp
each, kosher salt & black pepper
1 Tbsp
+ 1 tsp dijon mustard
2 c
fresh shredded ~ cabot extra sharp white cheddar cheese
3/4 c
shredded, parmesan cheese
dried
parsley
red
pepper flakes, optional ( a pinch )

How to Make Best Darn Mac & Cheese ~ So Good!

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cook macaroni, al dente - drain & rinse. Set aside.

    Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray a 2 quart casserole with non stick cooking spray or grease.

    In a small skillet, over medium heat - melt butter. Add pankos and stir until coated evenly.
  • 2In a medium saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat, making sure not to burn. Whisk in the flour and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  • 3Whisk in the milk, stirring continually, until thickened.
  • 4Remove from heat and add the mustard, salt, pepper, cheeses, red pepper flakes, and stir until the cheese is melted.
  • 5Pour in the well drained macaroni and stir to combine.
  • 6Pour into prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with prepared Panko's. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • 7Place in oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until good and bubbly and panko's are golden.

    Serve immediately!

    This is one delicious Mac & cheese, the cheese doesn't get gritty, stays nice and creamy.

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